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Alan Cumming OBE FRSE (born 27 January 1965 is a Scottish actor.

His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist (for which he received an Olivier Award), the lead in Bent, The National Theatre of Scotland’s The Bacchae, and Samuel Beckett’s Endgame at The Old Vic opposite Daniel Radcliffe.

On Broadway, he has appeared in The Threepenny Opera, as the master of ceremonies in Cabaret (for which he won a Tony Award), Design for Living, and a one-man adaptation of Macbeth.

Alan Cumming Biography, Wiki

Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate.

The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William, before moving to the east coast of Scotland in 1969, where Alan’s father took up the position of Head Forester of Panmure Estate; it was there that Alan grew up.

He went to Monikie Primary School and Carnoustie High School, where he began appearing in plays, and soon after that began working with with the Carnoustie Theatre Club and Carnoustie Musical Society.

In 1981, he left high school with 8 ‘O’ Grades and 4 Highers, but because he was too young to enter any university or drama school he worked for just over a year as a sub-editor at D.C. Thomson Publishers in Dundee.

There he worked on the launch of a new magazine, “Tops”, and was also the “Young Alan” who answered readers’ letters. In September 1982 he began a three-year course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. He graduated in 1985 with a B.A. (Dramatic Studies) and awards for verse speaking and direction.

He also had formed a cabaret double act with fellow student Forbes Masson called Victor and Barry, which went on to become hugely successful with tours (including two Perrier Pick of the Fringe seasons in London and a month-long engagement at the Sydney Opera House as part of an Australian tour), records (“Hear Victor and Barry and Faint”, “Are We Too Loud?”) and many TV appearances throughout the UK. Before graduating Alan made his professional theater and film debut in “Macbeth” at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow and in Gillies MacKinnon’s “Passing Glory”.

After graduating, Alan worked extensively in Scottish theater and television, including a stint on the soap opera High Road (1980) before moving to London when “Conquest of the South Pole”, a play by German playwright Manfred Karge, transferred from the Traverse Theatre in, Edinburgh to the the Royal Court in London, earning him his first Olivier award nomination for Most Promising Newcomer of 1988.

Alan performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and then the Royal National Theatre, where he starred in “Accidental Death of an Anarchist”, which he also adapted with director Tim Supple. The production was nominated for Best revival at the 1991 Olivier awards and Alan won for Comedy Performance of the Year.

Alan Cumming Biography Wikipedia
Alan Cumming
Real NameAlan Cumming
Nick Name Alan
Profession Actor, writer, and singer
EthnicityNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriend/Wife NameHilary Lyon (m. 1985; div. 1993)​
Grant Shaffer ​(m. 2007) ​
Children NameNot Known
Physical Status 
Age57 Years (2022)
Height (Approx.)5 feet 9 inches
Weight (Approx.)70 kg
MeasurementNot Known
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Information
Date of Birth 27 January 1965
Birth Place Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
Zodiac signNot Known
ReligionNot Known
NationalityScottish
School NameCarnoustie High School
College NameRoyal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
QualificationsGraduate
Family Profile
Father NameAlex Cumming
Mother NameMary Darling
Sister NameNot Known
Brother NameNot Known
Career 
Source Of IncomeActing
Appeared InMovies and Serials
Net Worth, SalaryNot Known

Alan Cumming Career

After graduation he worked in various theatre venues including the ‘Royal Lyceum Edinburgh’, ‘Dundee Rep’, ‘The Tron Glasgow and tours with Borderline’ and ‘Theatre Workshop and Glasgow Citizens’ TAG’.

His role in the 1988 play ‘Conquest of the South Pole’, which was staged at the ‘Transverse Theatre’ in Edinburgh, before it was transferred to the ‘Royal Court’ in London, was highly appreciated, and received an ‘Oliver Award’ nomination for ‘Most Promising Newcomer’.

After shifting base to London, Alan worked with the theatre groups ‘Royal Shakespeare Company’ and the ‘Royal National Theatre’. His portrayal of ‘The Madman’ in the 1990 comedy ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’ garnered him many accolades.

Making his film debut in 1992, he appeared in filmmaker Ian Sellar’s drama film ‘Prague’. His acting was highly appreciated and won a ‘BAFTA’ nomination for ‘Best Actor’ and the Best Actor Award at the Atlantic Film Festival. The same year also saw his reprisal on television with an award-winning role in BBC TV movie ‘Bernard and the Genie’.

Starring in the lead role opposite his then wife, Hilary Lyon, Alan’s role, as Hamlet in English Touring Theatre’s production of the Shakespearean play, won the ‘TMA Best Actor Award’, in 1993. In the same year he received an ‘Oliver Award’ nomination in the ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ category for his role in the Sam Mendes’ musical ‘Cabaret’.

In 1995, he made his first Hollywood appearance in the movie ‘Circle of Friends’ where he played the character of Sean Walsh. The same year, he was also seen in the Bond movie ‘Golden Eye’ in the role of Boris Ivanovich Grishenko. The next year, he appeared in the movie ‘Emma ‘as Revd.

Mr. Elton.His performances garnered the attention of American producers, and soon he was offered roles in the movies ‘Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion’ and ‘Buddy’, both of which released in 1997.Returning to theatre, Alan reprised his role in the Broadway musical ‘Cabaret’, in 1998. The play was a huge success and this critically acclaimed role also won him numerous awards.

Cumming’s novel, ‘Tommy’s Tale’, was published in 2002. He has also written articles for magazines, notably as a contributing editor for the famous ‘Marie Claire magazine’, writing on the haute couture shows in Paris, as well as what it was like for him dressing as a woman for a day. He also contributed articles to ‘Newsweek’, ‘Modern Painters’, ‘Out’, ‘Black Book’ and ‘The Wall Street Journal’.

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Who is Alan Cumming?

Alan Cumming OBE FRSE (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish actor.

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Alan Cumming is currently 56 years old.

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Yes, Alan Cumming is bisexual.

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